The database could not be exclusively locked to perform the operation.(Renaming the SQL Server Database) Microsoft SQL Server

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Scenario: Sometimes during renaming the Microsoft SQL Server database you might see the error, “The database could not be exclusively locked to perform the operation.Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 5030)” . 

Reason: This error occurs when the database normally in the Multi User mode.

Resolution: Run the below commands to resolve the above issue

Alter the Database to single user mode

ALTER DATABASE dbname

SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE

Rename the Database

ALTER DATABASE dbname MODIFY NAME = newdbName

Alter the database to multi user mode

ALTER DATABASE newdbName

SET MULTI_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE

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